Ramsey Nijem vs. Carlos Diego Ferreira
Our second straight lightweight contest features Ramsey Nijem (9-4) putting his two-fight win streak on the line against the unbeaten Carlos Diego Ferreira (10-0).
Nijem has topped Beneil Dariush and Justin Edwards already this year, while Ferreira earned a submission victory over Colton Smith in his Octagon debut in June.
Round 1: They come out firing and throwing, with Nijem getting the better of the exchange. Kicks from Ferreira in response, including a nice front-kick that connects. Nijem with a left-hook that lands clean to the face. Nijem drops him with a shot and Ferreira pulls guard. He’s got just under three minutes, but we are right back to the feet. Nijem drops him a second time in this round with a right. Ferreira lands his best strike and drops Nijem, pouncing immediately. They roll and Ferreira winds up with an arm. He’s got 30 seconds to work and get it, switching to a triangle choke but Nijem gets out.
FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Nijem
Round 2: Ferreira connects and he’s transitioned to a perfect guillotine choke just seconds in. Ferreira is adjusting as Nijem tries to work free, and he does. As Nijem comes in with a shot, Ferreira counters and drops him. Ferreira pounces, lands several uncontested shots and this one is all over.
Carlos Diego Ferreira def. Ramsey Nijem via TKO (strikes) at 1:53 of Round 2